Kuang Si Waterfall
Located 30 kilometers in south of Luang Prabang, so you can easily make a day trip to explore nature in Kuang Si Waterfall. You can swim in the pools nearly all year round, climb to the top of the waterfall, explore nearby caves or just sit by the water’s edge and soakin the calm.
Be sure to visit the Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre at the entrance to the park where there are more than 30 Asiatic bears rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.
So, this waterfall is a good place to escape city heat since temperatures are cooler here.
Kuang Si Butterfly Park
Situated 300 meters before the entry of the Kuang Si Waterfall, Kuang Si Butterfly Park is a project initiated in January 2014.
It is open for schools to raise student’s awareness about the beautiful and vulnerable nature in Laos, will provide them with learning materials to educate and understand the importance to preserve their beautiful nature for their health, happiness and financial security in the future.
Moreover, there is a lovely terrace café which serves European and Lao dishes surrounded by tropical gardens. Be sure to treat yourself to a natural fish foot spa while you are there once in a lifetime experience.
Tad Sae Waterfall
Tad Sae Waterfall does not get as many visitors as other Laotian waterfalls, though it is quite popular with locals. It is a bit harder to get to, taking a tuk tuk to the Nam Khan River and then a 10-minute boat ride. The main reason people visit the cascading waterfalls is for the swimming. It is nicer than other waterfalls as well as offers an opportunity to swim with elephants.
Mount Phousi is a good place to watch the sun rise or set over this city. It is located inside the city of Luang Prabang, in fact, it is not really a mountain because it is a 140-meter high hill that is home to several Buddhist shrines and temples.
There are hundreds of steps to negotiate, but the climb is gentle enough for anyone who is in reasonable health. For a complete experience, go up Mount Phousi on one side and use the other set of steps to make your way down again. You can pray and make offerings at several temples along the way.
Nam Dong Nature Park (Lao Green Discovery Park)
Only 10 kilometres from Luang Prabang, Nam Dong Nature Park was opened in September 2016 and is a huge asset to the town. This well-planned, well-executed leisure area offers up a range of activities, from zip lining to fish feeding, and many shady places to sit and enjoy the view.
There are also several safe spots to swim. There is also a treehouse spa where you can treat yourself to a massage, as well as a bee farm on site, which means you can take home some freshly potted honey.
The Long Lao Trek
This trek begins at a Hmong village and takes you through rubber plantations, past rice paddies and over jungle-covered hills. Depending on the time of year and conditions, it usually takes 3-4 hours. About an hour into the trek you will come across a beautiful natural spring, which makes for a good spot to stop and have a snack. The final destination is the world famous Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool down in the pools after your big hike.